Wormhole Bell was conceived as a musical sculpture and inspired by ceremonies of Zen Buddhism. The language of bells and drums in ceremonial practice provides structure and cohesion, keeping the community together during chanting. The ends of Wormhole Bell are shaped like an abstracted ear and mouth, and its tone when struck has been described as a “cosmic sound.”
Yambe Tam (b. 1989, USA) studies the evolution of consciousness and its triggers, process, and effects on the human psyche. Her research spans the fields of cognitive science, psychology, theoretical physics, and Buddhist philosophy. Her work combines ancient materials with contemporary processes, for example lost wax bronze casting, oil painting, gilding, weaving, laser cutting, and CNC machining. Many of her pieces act as conduits that, when experienced altogether, recreate the experience of transcendence itself.